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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 38)
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Birth Date3-17-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age38 years, 6 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.12010
0.42011
0.12012
0.72013
0.12014
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2000 CHN 24 18 18 94.0 94.0 0.0 4 3 0 0 6 0 426 117 59 54 13 196 37 36 5 63 5.17 4.85 5.29 9.3 0.8
2000 MON 24 1 1 3.0 3.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 5 3 3 0 5 3 3 0 0 9.00 6.06 8.36 -0.9 -0.1
2003 MON 27 1 1 3.0 3.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 5 5 5 2 13 3 1 0 4 15.00 11.97 6.81 -0.2 -0.0
2004 MON 28 12 12 63.0 63.0 0.0 3 6 0 0 6 1 284 79 47 36 9 118 23 21 3 38 5.14 4.84 5.92 -0.4 -0.0
2005 TOR 29 26 13 94.0 69.0 25.0 4 3 0 0 5 0 407 93 49 45 12 151 34 34 5 75 4.31 4.36 5.37 5.8 0.6
2006 TOR 30 59 5 77.0 15.3 61.7 6 2 1 6 0 0 327 73 38 35 9 121 30 24 2 61 4.09 4.37 5.11 9.6 0.9
2007 TOR 31 81 0 58.0 0.0 58.0 4 2 1 6 0 0 239 47 15 14 3 61 24 21 1 57 2.17 3.31 3.92 7.7 0.8
2008 TOR 32 66 0 70.7 0.0 70.7 0 3 5 4 0 0 290 54 15 14 3 74 27 20 4 57 1.78 3.42 4.08 9.2 0.9
2009 TOR 33 48 0 46.7 0.0 46.7 1 3 9 4 0 0 200 46 18 16 4 70 13 12 2 43 3.09 3.38 3.61 10.1 1.1
2010 TOR 34 67 0 61.3 0.0 61.3 5 5 0 3 0 0 241 47 19 18 3 70 14 11 4 48 2.64 3.00 3.62 10.9 1.1
2011 ANA 35 60 0 53.7 0.0 53.7 6 3 1 3 0 0 218 39 11 8 3 56 15 12 0 35 1.34 3.32 4.25 3.4 0.4
2012 ANA 36 57 0 45.7 0.0 45.7 1 1 9 3 0 0 194 43 17 16 3 61 17 15 0 32 3.15 3.62 4.51 0.8 0.1
2013 ANA 37 43 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 2 3 0 5 0 0 122 26 7 6 1 34 11 9 2 22 1.84 3.35 3.47 2.7 0.3
2013 ATL 37 25 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 67 19 6 6 0 21 8 8 0 15 3.86 2.59 2.17 3.7 0.4
2014 CHA 38 38 0 23.7 0.0 23.7 0 2 1 7 0 0 108 24 17 16 1 34 15 13 0 22 6.08 3.74 3.51 2.5 0.3
2014 KCA 38 16 0 13.3 0.0 13.3 0 2 0 2 0 0 53 11 6 5 1 20 5 5 0 3 3.38 4.80 6.11 -1.5 -0.2
Career61850750.3247.3503.0384027441713209728332297671105279245285753.563.964.6072.77.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1997 ROK A 5 5 36.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .213 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 WPT A- 5 5 23.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 DAY A+ 27 27 161.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 DAY A+ 7 7 48.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FTM A+ 2 2 9.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NBR AA 6 3 19.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 WTN AA 13 12 80.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 18 18 94.0 5.29 93 .288 .260 .329 .415 .253 .338 98 8.4 0.8 9.3 0.8
2000 MON MLB 1 1 3.0 8.36 30 .306 .274 .333 .438 .261 .385 97 -0.6 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2002 BRV A+ 7 0 9.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 OTT AAA 17 0 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MON MLB 1 1 3.0 6.81 63 .393 .273 .347 .467 .270 .375 107 -0.1 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2003 EDM AAA 21 21 121.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB 12 12 63.0 5.92 63 .283 .266 .330 .426 .265 .332 92 -0.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0
2004 EDM AAA 22 22 135.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TOR MLB 26 13 94.0 5.37 91 .258 .275 .339 .440 .271 .288 104 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2005 SYR AAA 7 7 39.3 4.83 110 .232 .276 .346 .432 .254 .339 110 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2006 TOR MLB 59 5 77.0 5.11 104 .238 .273 .341 .440 .263 .284 108 9.6 0.9 9.6 0.9
2007 TOR MLB 81 0 58.0 3.92 114 .221 .281 .357 .450 .278 .286 93 7.7 0.8 7.7 0.8
2008 TOR MLB 66 0 70.7 4.08 113 .209 .267 .338 .427 .265 .256 99 9.2 0.9 9.2 0.9
2009 TOR MLB 48 0 46.7 3.61 128 .246 .265 .335 .432 .261 .304 104 10.4 1.1 10.1 1.1
2009 DUN A+ 3 2 2.3 3.52 123 .304 .260 .319 .355 .255 .333 105 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2010 TOR MLB 67 0 61.3 3.62 127 .203 .259 .327 .405 .257 .256 111 10.9 1.1 10.9 1.1
2011 ANA MLB 60 0 53.7 4.25 100 .214 .255 .320 .406 .263 .218 96 3.4 0.4 3.4 0.4
2011 SBR A+ 2 1 2.0 2.71 141 .392 .294 .371 .489 .300 .500 90 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2012 ANA MLB 57 0 45.7 4.51 92 .237 .256 .324 .419 .268 .282 95 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 ANA MLB 43 0 29.3 3.47 116 .242 .258 .321 .412 .270 .291 96 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2013 ATL MLB 25 0 14.0 2.17 147 .290 .260 .317 .411 .259 .432 101 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2014 CHA MLB 38 0 23.7 3.51 119 .261 .254 .314 .391 .261 .329 104 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2014 KCA MLB 16 0 13.3 6.11 57 .252 .263 .324 .380 .260 .227 102 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1997 ROK A 3 0 0 5 5 36.0 17 8 43 1 0% .213 4.2 2.0 0.2 10.8 0.69 1.25 0.0 0.0
1997 WPT A- 0 2 0 5 5 23.0 15 7 28 0 0% .259 5.9 2.7 0.0 11.0 0.96 2.74 0.0 0.0
1998 DAY A+ 8 9 0 27 27 161.7 179 55 117 12 0% .000 10.0 3.1 0.7 6.5 1.45 3.90 0.0 0.0
1999 NBR AA 0 0 0 6 3 19.7 33 10 22 5 0% .000 15.1 4.6 2.3 10.1 2.18 8.68 0.0 0.0
1999 WTN AA 8 1 0 13 12 80.0 56 28 101 2 0% .000 6.3 3.1 0.2 11.4 1.05 1.35 0.0 0.0
1999 DAY A+ 5 0 0 7 7 48.0 41 11 41 2 0% .000 7.7 2.1 0.4 7.7 1.08 1.88 0.0 0.0
1999 FTM A+ 0 1 0 2 2 9.7 7 6 9 0 0% .000 6.5 5.6 0.0 8.4 1.34 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 CHN MLB 4 3 0 18 18 94.0 117 37 63 13 46% .338 11.2 3.5 1.2 6.0 1.64 5.17 9.3 0.8
2000 MON MLB 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 5 3 0 0 62% .385 15.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 2.67 9.00 -0.9 -0.1
2002 OTT AAA 2 1 0 17 0 23.3 31 3 15 6 0% .312 12.0 1.2 2.3 5.8 1.46 5.79 0.0 0.0
2002 BRV A+ 0 0 1 7 0 9.0 7 2 7 0 0% .259 7.0 2.0 0.0 7.0 1.00 3.00 0.0 0.0
2003 MON MLB 0 1 0 1 1 3.0 5 3 4 2 30% .375 15.0 9.0 6.0 12.0 2.67 15.00 -0.2 -0.0
2003 EDM AAA 8 9 0 21 21 121.7 119 39 54 13 0% .268 8.8 2.9 1.0 4.0 1.30 4.29 0.0 0.0
2004 EDM AAA 10 6 0 22 22 135.3 143 26 67 16 0% .283 9.5 1.7 1.1 4.5 1.25 3.53 0.0 0.0
2004 MON MLB 3 6 0 12 12 63.0 79 23 38 9 54% .332 11.3 3.3 1.3 5.4 1.62 5.14 -0.4 -0.0
2005 SYR AAA 2 3 0 7 7 39.3 45 3 35 5 54% .339 10.3 0.7 1.1 8.0 1.22 4.81 5.2 0.5
2005 TOR MLB 4 3 0 26 13 94.0 93 34 75 12 54% .288 8.9 3.3 1.1 7.2 1.35 4.31 5.8 0.6
2006 TOR MLB 6 2 1 59 5 77.0 73 30 61 9 56% .284 8.5 3.5 1.1 7.1 1.34 4.09 9.6 0.9
2007 TOR MLB 4 2 1 81 0 58.0 47 24 57 3 61% .286 7.3 3.7 0.5 8.8 1.22 2.17 7.7 0.8
2008 TOR MLB 0 3 5 66 0 70.7 54 27 57 3 68% .256 6.9 3.4 0.4 7.3 1.15 1.78 9.2 0.9
2009 TOR MLB 1 3 9 48 0 46.7 46 13 43 4 57% .304 8.9 2.5 0.8 8.3 1.26 3.09 10.1 1.1
2009 DUN A+ 0 0 0 3 2 2.3 3 1 2 0 44% .333 11.7 3.9 0.0 7.8 1.74 3.91 1.1 0.1
2010 TOR MLB 5 5 0 67 0 61.3 47 14 48 3 59% .256 6.9 2.1 0.4 7.0 0.99 2.64 10.9 1.1
2011 ANA MLB 6 3 1 60 0 53.7 39 15 35 3 64% .218 6.5 2.5 0.5 5.9 1.01 1.34 3.4 0.4
2011 SBR A+ 1 1 0 2 1 2.0 5 1 1 0 50% .500 22.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 3.00 9.00 0.8 0.1
2012 ANA MLB 1 1 9 57 0 45.7 43 17 32 3 61% .282 8.5 3.4 0.6 6.3 1.31 3.15 0.8 0.1
2013 ATL MLB 2 1 0 25 0 14.0 19 8 15 0 68% .432 12.2 5.1 0.0 9.6 1.93 3.86 3.7 0.4
2013 ANA MLB 2 3 0 43 0 29.3 26 11 22 1 63% .291 8.0 3.4 0.3 6.8 1.26 1.84 2.7 0.3
2014 CHA MLB 0 2 1 38 0 23.7 24 15 22 1 59% .329 9.1 5.7 0.4 8.4 1.65 6.08 2.5 0.3
2014 KCA MLB 0 2 0 16 0 13.3 11 5 3 1 64% .227 7.4 3.4 0.7 2.0 1.20 3.38 -1.5 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 991 0.4137 0.4388 0.8065 0.5976 0.3253 0.8776 0.7143 0.1912
2009 700 0.4471 0.4735 0.7704 0.6134 0.3592 0.8750 0.6259 0.2296
2010 888 0.4752 0.4149 0.8315 0.5640 0.2790 0.9412 0.6308 0.1685
2011 787 0.4219 0.4396 0.8237 0.5994 0.3231 0.9146 0.7007 0.1734
2012 704 0.4261 0.4645 0.7768 0.6300 0.3416 0.8624 0.6594 0.2202
2013 704 0.3906 0.4375 0.7630 0.6182 0.3217 0.8941 0.6014 0.2338
2014 672 0.4137 0.4405 0.7973 0.6511 0.2919 0.9282 0.5913 0.1993
Career54460.42780.44280.79780.60790.31930.89940.65050.2001

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-03 2014-08-28 15-DL 25 23 - Neck Stiffness -
2013-09-08 2013-09-13 DTD 5 5 Right Fingers Fracture Tip of Non-throwing Hand While Fielding Ball - -
2013-05-10 2013-05-11 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Soreness - -
2013-05-02 2013-05-05 DTD 3 3 - Trunk Strain Ribcage - -
2012-07-28 2012-08-18 15-DL 21 20 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2012-06-11 2012-06-19 DTD 8 7 - Trunk Soreness - -
2012-05-07 2012-05-12 DTD 5 4 Left Knee Contusion - -
2012-04-13 2012-04-16 DTD 3 3 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2011-08-20 2011-08-27 DTD 7 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-04-14 2011-04-29 15-DL 15 13 General Medical Gastrointestinal Virus -
2011-03-22 2011-04-11 15-DL 20 9 Left Recovery From Fracture Big Toe -
2011-03-09 2011-03-22 Camp 13 0 Left Fracture Big Toe -
2009-09-17 2009-10-05 DTD 18 16 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-08-02 2009-08-24 15-DL 22 18 Left Sprain Big Toe -
2009-06-17 2009-07-08 15-DL 21 19 Left Sprain Big Toe Injured Pushing Out of Batters Box Running -
2009-05-27 2009-05-27 DTD 0 0 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-02-18 2009-03-21 Camp 31 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-09-13 2008-09-28 15-DL 15 14 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-08-14 2008-08-21 DTD 7 5 Right Ankle Sprain -
2008-04-26 2008-04-30 DTD 4 3 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-09-23 2007-09-26 DTD 3 3 Low Back Strain -
2007-09-16 2007-09-18 DTD 2 2 Right Foot Arthritis Gout -
2006-03-29 2006-04-07 Camp 9 3 Right Knee Soreness -
2002-08-04 2002-09-07 Minors 34 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2002-04-01 2002-06-10 60-DL 70 62 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-03-24
2001-03-31 2001-09-30 60-DL 183 155 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2001-03-24
2000-08-09 2000-10-02 15-DL 54 53 Left Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
1997-07-04 1997-07-11 Minors 7 0 Left Elbow Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $3,750,000
2013 ANA $5,000,000
2012 ANA $5,000,000
2011 ANA $5,000,000
2010 TOR $4,000,000
2009 TOR $3,750,000
2008 TOR $2,250,000
2007 TOR $1,025,000
2006 TOR $705,000
2003 MON $300,000
2002 MON $225,000
2001 MON $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$27,480,000
2011Current$3,750,000
12 yrPvs + Cur$31,230,000
12 yrTotal$31,230,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 121 dGreg Landry1 year/$4M (2014), 2015 option

Details
  • 1 year/$4M (2014), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Chicago White Sox 1/2/14. 14:$3.75M, 15:$4.25M club option, $0.25M buyout. DFA by Chicago White Sox 6/26/14. Released by Chicago White Sox 7/3/14. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 7/6/14 (pro-rated Major League minimum salary).
  • 3 years/$15M (2011-13). Signed by LA Angels as a free agent 12/10/10. Estimated salaries: 11:$5M, 12:$5M, 13:$5M. Performance bonuses: $1M based on GF. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 7/29/13.
  • 3 years/$10M (2008-10). Re-signed by Toronto 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration). 08:$2.25M, 09:$3.75M, 10:$4M.
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2007). Re-signed by Toronto 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $1.2M-$0.925M). Performance bonuses: $10,000 for 70 games, $15,000 for 75 games.
  • 1 year/$0.705M (2006). Re-signed by Toronto 1/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2005). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/04 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 5/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Montreal 6/04. Optioned to Triple-A 7/04. Recalled 8/04. Released by Montreal 11/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3M. Re-signed by Montreal 1/03 (split contract, $177,750 in minors). Optioned to Triple-A 3/03, 8/03. DFA 8/03.
  • 1 year/$0.225M (2002). Re-signed by Montreal 2/02.
  • 1 year (2001). Re-signed by Montreal 2/01.
  • 1 year (2000). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/00. Acquired by Montreal in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/00.
  • Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Minnesota 5/99.
  • Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Chicago Cubs 11/98.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 1997 (3-94) (University of Kentucky).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .223 .291 .276 .207
11 vs R (Multi) .273 .345 .380 .271
18 Split (Multi) -.050 -.054 -.104 -.064
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .259 .333 .296 .228
31 vs R (2013) .293 .379 .378 .282
38 Split (2013) -.033 -.046 -.082 -.054
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Jordan Walden regain the closer role with Scott Downs (and Hawkins) getting injured? Did Scioscia overreact in removing him the role to begin with?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
Walden will probably regain the job at some point, if only by default. I enjoyed Sam Miller's piece on Walden's removal. Keep in mind, the Angels liked Walden enough to throw him in the role to begin with. Maybe a few rotten outings changed their mind, but I think it was designed to be a temporary fix and a sign that no job is safe. That's sort of silly, of course, because they aren't going to bench Pujols or Aybar, but baseball teams do weird things for the sake of shaking things up all the time. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which set up man is most likely to assume closing duties in 2012? Scott Downs (Walden-shaky performance) Joel Peralta (Farny-shaky elbow) Joaquin Benoit (Valverde-shaky law of averages)
(PepeShady from StPaul)
I'd bank on Benoit, because he's one with the true closer stuff, and yeah, I don't trust Valverde. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think the first closer to lose his job will be?
(mef from Brooklyn, NY)
There's still some jobs that aren't totally decided yet, and most guys who have to wait this long to claim the gig usually have a pretty short leash. Among those who we know will start the year at closer, I've got to go with Fernando Rodney of the Angels, who's just not that good and has a few guys behind him, even with Scott Downs' injury. I particularly like Jordan Walden there.

Honorable mention goes to Francisco Cordero, who's declining and can't possibly fend off Aroldis Chapman all year. (Mike Petriello)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who gets the high lev situations in the Toronto pen? John Perrotto reports Frasor perhaps heading to the Cubs.
(Neko Case from Toronto)
Which I'd find heartily amusing, since we all know where Kevin Gregg is at present. I'd anticipate that there will be some element of job-sharing involved, with Gregg, Frasor (if he's there), and Scott Downs all getting save opportunities. Later in the year, I wouldn't be surprised to see Josh Roenicke cadging save ops. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Trade Stephen Drew, Austin Jackson and Budd Norris for David Freese, Scott Downs and CJ Wilson? In a dynasty league and have no relief pitching
(Jquinton82 from NY)
I don't usually answer fantasy questions, but you do know that the Rangers are going to try Wilson in the rotation this spring, right? Even if he does go back to the pen, seems to me you're overpaying. (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Andrew Bailey or Scott Downs have the skills to hold down end-game duties, or will their closer jobs ultimately settle with more talented pitchers?
(cjkrawczyk from Milwaukee)
I'm one of those people who thinks either have the talent, because while I'd agree with the comment that some people can *not* close (a nation turns its eyes to Ron Davis), there are many who can, with or without fun facial hair or choice theme music. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Blue Jays closer next season, BJ Ryan, Scott Downs, Dustin McGowan or other?
(Bill from Toronto)
Ryan. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Scott Downs has thrown 5,999 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph) and Curve (74mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph) and Fourseam Fastball (88mph). He also rarely throws a Change (82mph).